GRE Hit Parade Group 4

  1. Acerbic (adj)
    Having a sour or bitter taste or character; sharp; biting
  2. Aggrandize (v)
    To increase in intensity, power, influence or prestige
  3. Alchemy (n)
    A medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals, esp. base metals into gold
  4. Amenable (adj)
    Agreeable; responsive to suggestion
  5. Anachronism (n)
    Something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
  6. Astringent (adj/noun)
    Having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe; something with a hardening effect on tissue
  7. Contiguous (adj)
    Sharing a border; touching; adjacent
  8. Convention (n)
    A generally agreed upon pracice or attitude
  9. Credulous (adj)
    Tending to believe to readily; gullible (noun form: credulity)
  10. Cynicism (n)
    An attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness (adj form: cynical)
  11. Decorum (n)
    Polite or appropriate conduct or behavior (adj form: decorous)
  12. Derision (n)
    Scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment (adj form: derisive; verb form: deride)
  13. Dessicate (v)
    To dry out or rehydrate; to make dry or dull
  14. Dilettante (n)
    One with an ameteurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  15. Disparge (v)
    To slight or belittle
  16. Divulge (v)
    To disclose something secret
  17. Fawn (v)
    To flatter or praise excessively
  18. Flout (v)
    To show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  19. Garrulous (adj)
    Pointlessly talkative; talking too much
  20. Glib (adj)
    Marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
  21. Hubris (n)
    Overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance
  22. Imminent (adj)
    About to happen; impending
  23. Immutable (adj)
    Not capable of change
  24. Impetuous (adj)
    Hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
  25. Indifferent (adj)
    Having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice
  26. Inimical (adj)
    Damaging; harmful; injurious
  27. Intractable (adj)
    Not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate
  28. Intrepid (adj)
    Steadfast and courageous
  29. Laconic (adj)
    Using few words; terse
  30. Maverick (n)
    An independent individual who does not go along with the group or party
  31. Mercurial (adj)
    Charachterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
  32. Mollify (v)
    To calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity
  33. Neophyte (n)
    A recent convert; a beginner; a novice
  34. Obfuscate (v)
    To deliberately obscure; to make confusing
  35. Obstinate (adj)
    Stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising
  36. Osentatious (adj0
    Characterized by or given to pretentious display; showy
  37. Pervade (v)
    To premeate throughout (adj form: prevesive)
  38. Phlegmatic (adj)
    Calm; sluggish; unemotional
  39. Plethora (n)
    An overabundance; a surplus
  40. Pragmatic (adj)
    Practical rather than idealistic
  41. Presumptuous (adj)
    Overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy); taking liberties
  42. Pristine (adj)
    Pure; uncorrupted; clean
  43. Probity (n)
    Adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
  44. Proclivity (n)
    A natural predisposition or inclination
  45. Profligate (adj)
    Excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagent (noun form: profligacy)
  46. Propensity (n)
    A natural inclination or tendency; penchant
  47. Prosaic (adj)
    Dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
  48. Pungent (adj)
    Characterized by a strong, shap smell or taste
  49. Quixotic
    Foolishly impractical; maked by lofty romantic ideals
  50. Quotidian (adj)
    Occurring or recurring daily; commonplace
  51. Rarefy (v)
    To make or become thin, less dense; to refine
  52. Recondite (adj)
    Hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
  53. Refulgent (adj)
    Radiant; shiny; brilliant
  54. Renege (v)
    To fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise
  55. Sedulous (adj)
    Diligent; persistent; hard-working
  56. Shard (n)
    a piece of broken pottery or glass
  57. Soporific (adj)
    Causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
  58. Sparse (adj)
    Thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals
  59. Spendthrift (n)
    One who spends money wastefully
  60. Subtle (adj)
    Not obvious; elusive; difficult to discern
  61. tacit (adj)
    Implied; not explicitly stated
  62. Terse (adj)
    Brief and concise in wording
  63. Tout (v)
    To publicly Praise or promote
  64. Trenchant (adj)
    Sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
  65. Unfeigned (adj)
    Genuine; not false or hypocritical
  66. Untenable (adj)
    Indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable
  67. Vacillate (v)
    To waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another; waver
  68. Variegated (adj)
    Multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color
  69. Vexation (n)
    Annoyance; irritation (verb form: vex)
  70. Vigilant (adj)
    Alertly watchful (noun form; vigilance)
  71. Vituperate (v)
    To use harsh, condemnatory language; to abuse or cesure severely or abusively; berate
  72. Volatile (adj)
    Readily changing to a vapor; changeable; fickle; explosive (noun form: volatility)
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GRE Hit Parade Group 4
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